Saturday, 5 December 2009
Honey traps do work: anti-blogger media campaigns - pt2.
Yup I've gone and set myself up and it'll probably result in me trashing my own little blog; but he responded right on cue, jackboots and all...
Call me "email@example.com", "Anonymous", "firstname.lastname@example.org" or "Mark McLachlan" is currently digging through the contents of my blog (see the image at the top). I blocked his IP address earlier with an appropriate message - just to indulge my innate sociopathy and provoke him - and got an immediate and very revealing response, not a poker player then. He now continues using that reputable anonymous proxy "hidemyass" with admirable determination.
The behaviour of the MSM towards Wardog, Subrosa and I suspect others has been described as threatening and harassing, there are laws against that; as well as some nice IPCC guidelines. I know for a fact that the user of this IP address (see image) was directly involved in the harassment of these bloggers - and others, boastfully taking credit in comment threads
So far I have multiple false identities tied to this one user, attempts at deception by presenting himself as Mark McLachlan (Montague Burton's wrongly spelled name) to another blogger in order to gain their confidence, threatening emails and promises of continued harassment - and all with a real anti-SNP political bias. Very telling, now who would be interested in this type of thing; perhaps another journalist, the SNP, or his ISP? He does seem to be in breach of his ISP's acceptable use policy, and they promise disconnection, we could start there.
I can't help wondering, given that he claims to be an employee of a news organisation that has publicly dropped their support of Labour, are News Corp now taking the same stand against the SNP?
Oh look a couple of emails from Google alerts - it looks like he has also Googled my name a couple of times in the last few minutes, good old Google Alerts - I can recommend them for keeping an eye on snoopers
I'm now completely convinced that there is one, grubby and unhinged wordmangler out there. Looking to harass bloggers - and judging by his comments, which are nicely stored to add to the dossier of disease I am building up, happy to threaten and deceive in the cause of 'outing' amateur commentators.
Way to go; investigative journalism at it's very British best.
I really hope he doesn't come down to my local pub - the language and opinions heard on most evenings would shock his squeaky clean sensibilities to the core. In that case I wonder if he would hunt down their employers, families, clients and friends and grass them up?
Moderated comments are on, I'm off Christmas Shopping (yuk!) - will respond to emails and comments on my heavily laden return.